Enterprise Business Printers: An MFP for Almost All Seasons
An MFP for Almost All Seasons
by P. J. Connolly
A Solid Medium-Duty Multifunction Printer
The LaserJet Pro M1536DNF offers support for Apple AirPrint, and is built around a print engine that supports a monthly workload of a thousand or two pages.
The Web-based management of the LaserJet Pro M1536DNF multifunction printer puts most of the commonly used tools into the hands of IT support staff.
Print a Web Page Painlessly
Printing a Web page in iOS is as easy as e-mailing it to a friend; the same menu leads to the print dialog, shown here.
Check Toner Levels from Afar
When a printer runs out of toner, work can grind to a halt; the ability to show up just as black fades to gray can keep users from missing a beat.
Printer Options at Your Fingertips
AirPrint exposes a limited set of functions, but offers the most important ones, such as print range, number of copies and double-sided printing.
Print Preview in Pages for iPad
Some iOS applications that use AirPrint, such as Apples own Pages for iPad will provide a graphical print preview, allowing users to see exactly how a job will look on the page.
No-Tears Firmware Update
Some printers will be able to support AirPrint with a firmware update; HP was wise to create update installers for both Mac and Windows machines.
Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask
The HP ToolboxFX utility, which provides the most complete set of management tools for the LaserJet Pro M1536DNF, requires a machine running Windows XP or later.